Bookies slash odds on Erik ten Hag becoming the next manager to be sacked following Newcastle debacle

How long has the Dutchman got left?

Bookies slash odds on Erik ten Hag becoming the next manager to be sacked following Newcastle debacle
Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag after losing to Newcastle in the Carabao Cup
The pressure has just cranked up a notch on Erik ten Hag (Picture: Getty)

The bookmakers have slashed the odds on Erik ten Hag becoming the next Premier League manager to be sacked following Manchester United’s humiliating Carabao Cup defeat to Newcastle.

The 3-0 loss to Eddie Howe’s second string side, which arrived just three days after United succumbed to the same scoreline against Manchester City, has seen Ten Hag’s second campaign in the managerial hot-seat sink to a new low with the Dutchman’s job now in real jeopardy.

Before the Magpies emerged from Old Trafford with the famous win tucked safely in their pockets, Ten Hag was 8/1 with SkyBet to be dismissed from his post.

Those odds have now been slashed in light of the Carabao Cup exit, with the former Ajax boss now priced at 11/8 to be the next manager to be given the axe.

Ten Hag is not the favourite to be given his marching orders, however, with Sheffield United boss Paul Heckingbottom topping the list at 5/4 with the Blades yet to register their first win of the season.

The cup defeat was United’s eighth in their 15 matches to date this season in all competitions, the most the club have managed at this stage in the campaign since 1962.

In further unwanted history for this current crop of Red Devils, the weak surrender to City in the derby at the weekend was their fifth defeat in their opening ten Premier League games – two more than they have managed in any previous top-flight season.

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag
Ten Hag has overseen a miserable start to the season (Picture: Getty)

Next Premier League manager to be sacked

  • Paul Heckingbottom 5/4
  • Erik ten Hag 11/8
  • Andoni Iraola 8/1
  • Vincent Kompany 9/1
  • Mauricio Pochettino 20/1
  • David Moyes 28/1
  • Rob Edwards 28/1
  • Steve Cooper 28/1
  • Marco Silva 33/1
  • Sean Dyche 40/1

Odds courtesy of SkyBet

Paul Merson, meanwhile, has added his voice to the growing number of calls for United to dispense with Ten Hag’s services.

‘For me, he is under serious pressure and they have got to have a meeting and see what they do,’ Merson said.

‘He has lost the players, you don’t start getting beat the way they are getting beat.

‘Everybody loses football matches but there are ways of losing and tonight, like last week, they were just completely beaten. It is not good at all. Everything was too easy for Newcastle.’

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